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Firefox 3.0 Beta 1 Now Available

Tuesday November 20th, 2007

The Mozilla Corporation today released Firefox 3 Beta 1, which is now available for download in a variety of languages. The beta includes updates to the default theme, the new places site management features, improved security architecture, and Gecko 1.9. Release notes with a more complete list of features, are also available.


#22 Firefox 3 Beta 1 and FontConfig...

by zamb

Friday November 23rd, 2007 9:45 AM

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I want to ask if anyone here have the same problem as I.

Basically, I don't have Microsoft's "Arial" font installed on my system (which is ArchLinux <<http://archlinux.org>>), but I use Red Hat's "Liberation Fonts" as a replacement for it (and for "Times New Roman" and "Courier New" since it have the same metrics and shape is of those from Microsoft's "Core Web Fonts") using FontConfig's rules that I put in "/etc/fonts/local.conf" which works wonderfully in GNOME/GTK+ applications and with Firefox 2.0.0.9, but it doesn't work in Firefox 3 Beta 1!

I removed "~/.mozilla" just to be sure there's nothing causing the problem and I started Firefox 3 Beta 1, but, alas, it still doesn't render "Liberation Sans" in-place of "Arial" (or "Liberation Serif" in-place of "Times New Roman"). As I said before, it works flawlessly in GNOME/GTK+ applications and in Firefox 2.0.0.9.

Is anyone facing the same problem?

Thanks. Ziyad.